Name: Becky Kimsey
What is your current project?
The Other Shoe.
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
My team is traveling all the way from Boise, Idaho to compete in the New York New Works festival at the Elektra Theater in the Times Square Art Center on September 12th. I submitted to this festival because of their enthusiasm for new work and their commitment to helping new writers make it to the next level!
What’s next for you?
Assistant Directing Dracula at our local theater in Boise, Idaho.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
Emma Thompson. She’s an exceptionally strong performer as well as a tremendously talented screenwriter.
Becky has performed in 45 plays and directed 6. Awards include: Best Actress (7), Best Director (1) and Best Production (1). Listed below are the plays that she has written but are currently unpublished. The 2 plays that she is currently working on are unlisted. The Stage Door A Thriller in Two Acts (Cast: 7 Female, 5 Male) Legend has it that one of the doors that lay stacked in the Tower Street Theatre set-builders room is not to be used. Ever. For when actors cross through its unassuming threshold onto a stage, they become the character that they are playing… indefinitely; even after they step off the stage. Now, this may seem all well and good for an actor portraying a person similar to his or her own self, but if they happen to be playing something darker, it can cause sinister complications. No one knows how to reverse it, no one knows how to destroy it and no one knows how this legend came about. But the most frightening fact remains; that over the theater’s 55 year history… no one remembers which door it is.
Gladys Nights A Killer Comedy in Two Acts (Cast: 4 Female, 4 Male) Gladys is having a mid-life crisis. Stuck in the daily grind, working at her office day job with an irritating narcissist boss, she is suddenly visited by her old imaginary friend Pepper; a sleek, sexy bad-ass super assassin who talks Gladys into posting an ad on Craigslist: Assassin for Hire. She gets a few hits (see what I did there?) and goes through a number of “clients” who want to hire her to kill someone. Much to Pepper’s dismay, during the negotiation process, Gladys inadvertently talks the clients out of it. When a Detective tries to catch her in the act, he somehow falls for her instead, causing a series of unfortunate misunderstandings. In the end, Gladys must choose between Pepper (and a potentially exciting life as an Assassin) and her newly found romance.
THEY A Thriller in One Act (Cast: 1 Female, 2 Male) SHE and HE have been anonymously asked to participate in an original script reading at their local community theater. When the mysterious author arrives and the reading begins, SHE and HE find themselves literally trapped in a sinister plot with a chilling agenda and a lethal conclusion. The Other Shoe A Quirky Comedy in One Act (Cast: 1 Female, 2 Male) In an alternative universe where gender roles have been reversed, Mike is exploring the boundaries of society. Tom is desperately trying to convince Mike to give up the crazy notion that females can be gentle. When Betty arrives, things take a surprising turn.
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
The Other Shoe~ A comedy in one act. September 12th @7pm Tickets: http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/book-tickets
TIMES SQUARE ARTS CENTRE
300 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 – 2nd Floor
AT 7PM sharp.
*Disclaimer: Please be aware shows performing after 8:30pm may not be suitable for younger audiences. No children under the age of 4 are permitted.
** Please note that tickets can be purchased after 3pm the day of the show at the door are $25.
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